Showing posts with label SpaceX. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SpaceX. Show all posts

Monday, September 17, 2018

Official schematics for Big Falcon Rocket v2018 by Elon Musk, SpaceX

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 schematics
Today SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk provided an update of SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) design and announced the first BFR Lunar mission, orbiting the Moon in 2023.

Here are video, schematics and images from his presentation (open link in new tab to view image in full resolution). Animations of the Big Falcon Rocket from presentation HERE.



Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) and Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 schematics:


SpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 schematicsSpaceX Big Falcon Rocket v2018 schematics

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 schematics - rearSpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 landing profile

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket Lunar mission trajectoryInside SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket manyfacturing mandrel

Big Falcon Rocket launch:


SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) v2018 launchSpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) v2018 launch

Watch SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket update livestream here

The livestream will start on September 17, at 18:00 PT


Most recent design of SpaceX's Big Falcon Ship
Past evolution of the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) design:

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship passing International Space Station

The 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship (BFS) - passing International Space Station (ISS) - a short clip from longer video by Hazegrayart.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

SpaceX ITS spaceship fleet on Mars by James Vaughan

Picture of the Day 15/9/2018 - SpaceX ITS (larger, 2016 version of Big Falcon Rocket) spaceship fleet on Mars by photographer and concept artist James Vaughan. More of his aerospace and defense concept art here.

SpaceX ITS spaceship fleet on Mars by James Vaughan

Friday, September 14, 2018

Official: updated design of SpaceX's Big Falcon Ship and big announcement on September 17

SpaceX has posted image featuring an updated design of the 2nd stage of Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship (BFS) - and informed that on Monday, September 17 at 18:00 PT there will be an announcement of the first Lunar BFR mission with a private passenger flying around the Moon. Full message from SpaceX here:
"SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle - an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history. No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17 at 6pm PT."
Evolution of the BFR design:
With every iteration the SpaceX "Mars rocket" looks more and more like your stereotypical rocket from the 1950s :)

Close-up of the Big Falcon Ship from the official image:
SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship - 2018 design

... and the full image with BFS orbiting the Moon (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):
SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship orbiting the Moon

Unofficial diagram for the updated design by Reddit user forteefly (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):
SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship - 2018 design - diagram

Sunday, August 26, 2018

SpaceX BFR spaceship approaching Phobos by Mack Crawford

Picture of the Day 26/8/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) approaching Phobos by digital artist Mack Crawford (brickmack). More of his space concept art here.
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SpaceX BFR spaceship approaching Phobos by Mack Crawford

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Painting of SpaceX ITS spaceship on Mars by Nick Oberg

Picture of the Day 28/7/2018 - Painting of SpaceX ITS (2016 version of BFR) spaceship on Mars by Nick Oberg.
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Painting of SpaceX ITS spaceship on Mars by Nick Oberg

Monday, July 2, 2018

Big Falcon Rocket images by Gravitation Innovation

There has been released a bunch of stunning unofficial SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) render images created by David Romax (Gravitation Innovation). Open image link in new tab to view images in higher resolution:

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launch by Gravitation Innovation

SpaceX BFR spaceship leaving Mars by Gravitation Innovation

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) before launch by Gravitation InnovationSpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launch by Gravitation Innovation

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Elon future on Mars by Victor Hegger

Possible future on Mars inspired by Elon Musk - a drawing by Dutch comic artist Victor Hegger. More of his art here.
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Possible future on Mars inspired by Elon Musk

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Landing burn of SpaceX BFR spaceship

Picture of the Day 20/6/2018 - Landing burn of SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS); fan vision by Reddit user CharlieBigfoot.
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Landing burn of SpaceX BFR spaceship

Monday, June 11, 2018

SpaceX BFR spaceship docking to Bigelow orbital station

Picture of the Day 11/6/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) docking to Bigelow orbital space station consisting of three B330 inflatable modules; fan vision by Reddit user brickmack (Mack Crawford). More of his space concept art here.
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SpaceX BFR spaceship docking to Bigelow orbital station

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

SpaceX BFR spaceship on Mars at evening

Picture of the Day 6/6/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) on Mars at evening; fan vision by Instagram user astro_kerman from Kerbal Space Program rocket simulation game with Tundra Exploration Mod.

SpaceX BFR spaceship on Mars at dawn

Monday, June 4, 2018

Cutaway diagram of SpaceX Big Falcon Ship

Unofficial cutaway diagram of the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) - by Nick Oberg. Size comparison with Space Shuttle, Boeing 737, Apollo CSM/LM and Tesla Roadster in the lower left corner.
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Cutaway diagram of SpaceX Big Falcon Ship
Original resolution (8.7MB) diagram here.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Occupy Mars - simulation game about Mars colonization

Occupy Mars is an upcoming (as of today: TBD 2018) highly technical open world simulation game about Mars colonization from Polish indie game developer Pyramid Games. In the game you will be able to "build and upgrade your base, discover new amazing regions, conduct mining operations, retrieve water and generate oxygen, grow crops, fix broken parts, learn how to survive on Mars!"

Here are some promo images, posters and a trailer from the developer. Note the SpaceX style spacesuit and ITS 2016 spaceship(s) near the base.

Astronaut on ATV near a Mars base with SpaceX ITS spaceship - Occupy Mars game image


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Skylon spaceplane and BFR spaceship docked to ISS

Picture of the Day 12/5/2018 - fan vision of Skylon spaceplane and SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship docked to International Space Station (ISS) - an image from the video animation of Skylon spaceplane launch created by Reddit user Hazegrayart.
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Skylon spaceplane and SpaceX BFR spaceship docked to ISS

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Starman orbiting Mars in his Tesla Roadster

Picture of the Day 3/5/2018 - fan vision of SpaceX's Starman orbiting Mars in his Tesla Roadster; created by Reddit user ComradeIliya.
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SpaceX's Starman orbiting Mars in his Tesla Roadster